I haven’t posted for a while because we’ve been overseas over the Christmas and New Years break. I thought I’d provide an update on our toilet learning journey as we had an interesting time with it on holidays.
In my last post you would have seen Havvie was still in nappies for naps and naptime. Basically a week after writing that post, she was refusing the nappy for naps too, so as always in following the child, we dropped them altogether.
That’s all there was to it, and she has woken up dry at nighttime and naps 99% off the time. We’ve been using a bed cover in case of accidents which we took on holidays with us too.
The more interesting part was how Havvie took to the holiday while being toilet independant. We did over 30 hours of flying, 10 hours of driving and were in 5 different cities where her environment kept changing. Havvie took it all in her stride.
We put a nappy on her for the flight and the long drives because toilets weren’t always accessible on the plane or in the remote locations we were visiting. Havvie however did not use the nappy once on holidays and told us everytime she needed to go.
Navigating the incredibly small toilet space on the plane was interesting but we managed it pretty well. She even had a bout of gastro and she woke up twice in the middle of the night to tell me she needed to go!
This whole process has been a lot easier than expected. It goes to show, toddlers are amazing at picking up skills if we only give them a chance. My husband remarks that, Havvie is basically an adult now and even I have to agree, these steps towards independence are nothing short of astounding.